On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at the Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara SDForum held an Application Platforms Conference called Platform 2.0: The Next Generation.
This is part of a series of presentation summaries.
The first presentation was by Charles Fitzgerald, GM of Platform Strategy at Microsoft. Continue reading Mar. 27, 2007 SDF Charles Fitzgerald, Microsoft
On March 25, 2007 at the Berkeley Cybersalon, Sylvia Paull hosted a panel about life after TV. The panel consisted of Andrew Keen, founder of AfterTV.com and author of Cult of the Amateur, Mary Hodder, founder and CTO of Dabble, a video search engine, Evan Berg, senior director of Brightcove, a video distribution site and Joe Savage, president of Fiber-to-the-Home Council, a marketing organization for promoting broadband to the home. Continue reading Mar. 25, 2007 Cybersalon Life After TV
On Monday March 12, 2007, Thomas Howard Imaging in Boulder hosted the Boulder Digital Arts Salon. Web Guru Doug Wray talked about the benefits of using Cascading Stylesheets (CSS).
I thought Cascading Stylesheets were something you threw in the dishwasher to remove spots from your fine crystal until Doug set me straight. CSS can improve your website, reduce your maintenance load and keep your siteâ€™s appearance consistent. A good CSS redesign dramatically simplifies making changes. Wray showed how to transition from tables to CSS with little fuss. The result is more performance and available bandwidth.
Full disclosure: Doug Wray designed this site. Congratulations Doug!
Copyright 2007 DJ Cline All rights reserved.
When I first heard that the Future Salon was hosting the author of The Alphabet and The Goddess, I thought of Saturday Night Live and Nora Dunnâ€™s sketch â€œWomen Good, Men Badâ€. The sketch boiled down a whole genre of books describing men as jerks. I got e-mail from friends who wanted to know if I was going to this monthâ€™s EstroFest and Lillith Fair. I went and it wasnâ€™t that way at all.
Continue reading Feb. 23, 2007 Future Salon Leonard Schlain
Thursday February 22, 2007 at the Techmart Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara,
the STC Silicon Valley Chapter hosted Daniel Doornbos to talk about globalization, internationalization, localization, and translation. Continue reading Feb. 22, 2007 STC Daniel Doornbos
On February 2, 2007 at the San Jose Convention Center, the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network hosted Former Vice-President Al Gore, Venture Capitalist John Doerr, and Sunpower CEO T.J. Rodgers. They spoke about the Valleyâ€™s potential to solve problems associated with climate change.
Continue reading Feb. 2, 2007 JVSVN: Al Gore
On January 9, 2007 at the SDForum headquarters in San Jose, volunteers were recognized for their service to the organization. I was given an award for contributions to their publications. Over the years, I have written over 30 articles on emerging technology from biotech to venture capital for SDForum.
SDForum is a vital independent business and technology community in Silicon Valley that has global reach. For twenty years, it is the place to go if you want to see an idea become a successful company or even a new industry. They say history is written by the winners. I write for SDForum.
Continue reading Jan. 9, 2007 SDF Award to DJ Cline
Sometimes you go after one story and come back with quite another. Continue reading 38th Parallel Processing
On Tuesday, January 16 2007, SDForumâ€™s Business Intelligence SIG hosted Mark Tsimelzon, President, CTO, and Founder of Coral8, to talk about Complex Event Processing (CEP).
Continue reading Jan. 16, 2007 SDF Mark Tsimelson on CEP
Donâ€™t read this at work. Stop right now. Iâ€™ll wait. Okay, are you home? Good. Now you can click on the rest of the review.
Continue reading Jan. 19, 2007 Future Salon Joe Quirk
The Wireless Communications Association International (WCA) had its thirteenth annual event at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose last week. Itâ€™s an odd mix of cable companies, telecoms, start-ups and government types all trying to understand one another. My impression is that the wireless market will explode if they can all get out of each otherâ€™s way. Continue reading Jan. 17, 2007 WCA
This animated film noir spy thriller is adapted from Rin Tin Tinâ€™s unpublished autobiography, All Good Dogs Go To Berlin. George Clooney plays the hero of a WWII canine unit who tries to reconnect with a dachshund played by Cate Blanchett, who turns out to be a real female dog. Meanwhile Matt Damon plays a terrier trying to trap terrorists under the guidance of Robert DeNiro as a basset hound. In the end Angelina Jolie adopts them all. At last, a serious discussion of moral ambiguity interspersed with happy songs the whole family can enjoy.
I am kidding. I just needed a laugh after seeing some of the grimmest movies of the year.
You have to admit, it would be funny.
Copyright 2006 DJ Cline All rights reserved.
On November 16, 2006 at the Santa Clara Marriot, Commonwealth Club hosted Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak. Guy Kawasaki interviewed him about his new book, iWoz.
You can hear the podcast on commonwealthclub.org/podcast.
The big news out of Woz was that he is planning another US Festival in September 2007 at Moffet Field so start hydrating now.
I’ve already read and reviewed Wozniakâ€™s book and recommend it. He is trying to undo years of myths and misquotes about him and Apple Computer. He is also trying to explain his philosophies on life and technology.
Guy Kawasaki tried to point out the ethical issues of building blue boxes that made free phone calls and then selling them. Considering all the luminaries in Silicon Valley currently under investigation for far worse offenses, it seemed trivial.
Wozniak has an penchant for pranks. If you want to pull off the prank of the century, Woz is the guy to talk to. He is always pushing the boundaries in a way most professional comedians only dream of.
That attitude carries over to technical challenges and Wozniak thought himself lucky to be broke and struggling, because it allowed him to do more with less. This austerity in design resulted in flawless code and graceful design of the first Apple computers. He believes that Apple will do best adapting its technology to human behavior rather than the other way around.
Copyright 2006 DJ Cline All rights reserved.
Today is World Usability Day
Feeling used? Lots of people do.
Continue reading Nov. 14, 2006 STC World Usability Day